I feel like each learning suite that I go through empowers me to keep going and to keep learning more. It allows me to keep thinking from different viewpoints. I don’t think of them as classes, and I look forward to them it because it empowers me to be a better version of myself.
It changes the team dynamic. It gives us more volume and speed and efficiency.
When we started the program, we were about 20 million. After taking the MBD, we doubled that and reached $40 million last year. There is no doubt in my mind that our increased knowledge has impacted the growth of the company.
I think once we started to go through the daily stand-ups, the weekly calls, the monthly calls, and the quarterly calls, people really started to value that time together. Even just the simplicity of getting more information everyday from the rest of the organization, or having goals that we put in front of us that we can track every single day against and see progress, made a big difference.
We've created a giant dashboard that's sort of tracking things that are important to everyone, and then we also have larger, more bird's eye view dashboards that are visible at several key points of the different locations of the company. That was not a deliverable at the end of the course, but then it ended up being something that I walked away with unexpectedly. It wasn't something I had planned to focus on, but it became really important.
If you're running a company that is large enough that is has a board then I would suggest that you as the CEO - as well as one or two influential board members - actually do the course. Because in the decision-making arena of your company you need to have people who understand the shift that is happening and what is required to remain relevant.
The main key takeaway from this course was the importance of the MTP. We have discussed it a lot during the course and also afterwards, and we have learned that this is the important method to carry the business forward. That's the way to engage our sales.
The program was exceptionally well-organized and presented from any measure. So the presentations, the videos, the methodology, all of it was I would say a ten on a scale of ten. And the quality of the audience was outstanding. I learned a lot from the participation of the other people as well. And so new ideas were prolific in every single session.
In the past, I did three masters degrees, and what I've been liking about this MBD - that will be my fourth in a way - is that it's very practical and it's something that you can start applying as soon as you finish the session, or while you're taking the sessions. Ideas come to mind, and everything you can relate to it very easily. I think it's worth it, every penny.
The cool thing about the course is that it's all about implementation. There's the Topgrading book and other stuff out there. It's a really intense process and a thick book, but having the coaches to help you implement is really valuable... We've actually felt the whole environment and culture in our company starting to shift as we bring in people who are thinking the same as us.
I was very impressed with the way the information was organized and the way the instructors seemed to care about the questions. I don't think there was any time during the live calls where a question went unanswered.
Without a doubt, the course has paid for itself a hundred times already. The delivery is world class and the virtual classroom uniquely creates a deeper level of understanding.
With lower paid jobs, I don’t think people have the patience for a really long hiring process, so I’ve had to get some reps in using the Topgrading hiring process (adapted and shortened in places) to make sure that if I have a really great candidate I can get them through the whole hiring process in two days after they apply. The Topgrading methodology was pretty overwhelming and intimidating at first, but once I got the hang of it I feel like I see how to adapt and shorten to make it fit a lower paid position.
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